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The Effects of Television Violence on ChildrenTelevision violence without doubt effects and influences children Television violence effects childrens development and makes them more aggressive Children cannot distinguish between the real world and the television world which makes them more susceptible to the violence on television It is up to the parents and the television stations to monitor television more closely and restrict violence from childrenAccording to Websters Dictionary violence is rough or injurious physical force action or treatment unjust or unwanted exertion of force or power In todays society there is enough violence in every day living that television violence is not necessary 80 percent of Americans feel that television violence is harmful to our society and there is too much of it in our entertainment Zuckerman 64Violence comes in many forms on television The violence that will be discussed in this paper are violences such as murders muggings rapes and random property destruction Katz 113 Violence can be viewed in cartoons soap operas and prime time showsStatistics have proven that children view too much television and too much violence The average child sees 8000 murders and 10000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school and by the age of eighteen a youngster will see 20000 acts of murder and 4000 acts of violence Weir 14 Television violence is definitely on the up-rise Violence acts on television in the past decade had increased eight percent where as educational programs have only increases three percent which means that the amount of violent programming and viewing violent programming is twice that of educational programs Katz 113 Our society should be concentrating on education our children not scarring them with violence One thousand studies have been published world wide on violent entertainment and most experts now agree that the impact on viewers is largely negative Posch 13 Violence has long lasting effects on children behavior Katz 113 According to George Cornstock at least 10 percent of all
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